SHAWN PERRY Releases Official Music Video for “LAWNCHAIR”

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Country Rock Musician SHAWN PERRY has released the official music video for his pop-infused single, “LAWNCHAIR.”

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“This song has really been a blast to write, record and perform. I wanted to create sonic sunshine and distill liquid summertime…and I think I accomplished that. I hope everyone who hears the song steals their dad’s convertible and ruins the speakers and the tires with this tune all damn summer!” – Shawn Perry

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Shawn Perry is an American Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist, actor, and political activist.

Shawn Perry is best known for his work on the MTV series MADE, his guitar and amp company VALKYRIE, and several past and on-hiatus music projects. Shawn also runs an independent recording studio (Rock City) and was a 2013 SCENE Magazine nominee for Music Producer of the Year. Shawn has appeared on VH1, NBC, FOX, and in several independent films. Over his career, Shawn Perry and his various projects have shared the stage and lineup card with numerous music legends, including: Poison, Warrant, Guns-N-Roses, The Darkness, Slash, Creed, Korn, Megadeth, Puddle of Mudd, Papa Roach, P.O.D., Chimera, Chickenfoot, Motionless in White, Jackyl, Volbeat, Queensryche, Rob Zombie, Skillet, Thousand Foot Crutch, The Hollywood Undead, Steel Panther, Thin Lizzy, Michael Stanley, Killswitch Engage, Powerman 5000, The Guess Who, and Hellyeah. Heck, he has even played a show with actor Corey Feldman of “Goonies” and “Lost Boys” fame…ah, the memories…

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Since Shifting his focus to a solo career in 2015 with the release his debut EP Country Girls, Shawn Perry and his band The Hazzard County Rebellion have performed at some of largest festivals in Ohio (Rockin’ on the River, and Ohio Bike week Country, Blues and BBQ Festival) They have also been fixtures and some of the top music venues in the mid-west including: The world- famous Cleveland Agora, The Odeon, The Thirsty Cowboy, Lyman Harbour and Jewel’s Dance Hall, sharing the stage with world class artist like Finger Eleven, We Are Harlot (featuring members of Asking Alexandria), Demun Jones (formerly of Rehab), The Devil You Know (helmed by ex-Killswitch Engage vocalist Howard Jones), Charlie Farley, and Country legend Colt Ford. They have also appeared on the Fox 8 Morning Show and had their music featured on I heart media’s (Clear Channel) nationally syndicated morning show Rover’s Morning Glory.

In 2019 Shawn Perry and CRUE released their new single “Lawnchair” to critical and commercial acclaim. The song was recorded by Grammy winning producer Christian Davis at the Castle in Nashville and mastered by Grammy winner Maor Applebaum in Los Angeles. The song made its debut on the country charts in March 2019 and has been steadily climbing ever since. Lawnchair will be part of a new full length album scheduled for release in 2020

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NELSON and Wendy and Carnie Wilson perform on ‘THE TALK’

Photo credit: Brian Lowe
LOS ANGELES, December 13, 2016
“This Christmas Too” is available in stores, now.  The album is a true family affair for Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, who have teamed up with another pair of platinum, second- (and, in the Nelsons‘ case, third-) generation performers in their childhood friends Carnie and Wendy Wilson for a holiday single that celebrates not only their legendary rock fathers – Ricky Nelson and Brian Wilson – but their individual hit-making histories. The large-screen video for the single “This Christmas” can be viewed
Nelson, along with Wendy and Carnie Wilson, will make their television debut with a performance of “This Christmas” on CBS’s “The Talk” on Dec. 14 at 2:00pm ET/1:00pm PT.
NELSON is once again a solid Top 10 Holiday radio smash with “This Christmas” – with a major Mediabase and Nielsen/BDS chart and national airplay profile going head to head with major superstars Josh Groban, Train, Pentatonix and Neil Diamond. Building on their breakout 2015 holiday success, the new 2016 version featuring Carnie and Wendy Wilson has been met with enthusiastic radio programmer support and solid airplay right up there with the established Christmas classics.
Both the Nelson brothers and Wilson sisters experienced chart-topping success from the very start of their careers.  Nelson’s “(I Can’t Live Without Your) Love and Affection,” from their 1990 multi-platinum debut album, After the Rain, went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, along with the #6 title track and Top 40 hits “More Than Ever” and “Only Time Will Tell.” The Wilson sisters’ Wilson Phillips – with Chynna Phillips, the daughter of the Mamas & the Papas’ John and Michele – scored three #1 singles that same year in “Hold On,” “Release Me” and “You’re in Love,” from their self-titled multi-platinum debut.
CBS’s Daytime Emmy Award-winning talk show THE TALK features a panel of well-known news and entertainment personalities discussing current events, pop culture, contemporary issues, family, celebrity and the trending topics of the day. The daily one-hour series is hosted by Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler and Sheryl Underwood. The hosts swap stories, challenge each other on issues and engage the studio audience and viewers at home about events in the headlines and their own homes. Show segments include guest interviews with entertainers and newsmakers, musical performances, cooking demos with celebrity chefs, as well as real-world advice. Multiple Daytime Emmy Award-winning John Redmann serves as executive producer. Gilbert, who developed the show, is also an executive producer. Heather Gray and Kristin Matthews are co-executive producers. THE TALK’s seventh season premiered Monday, Sept. 12.
“Christmas with the Nelsons” Tour Dates

ARIANA GRANDE RELEASES NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR “SIDE TO SIDE” FT. NICKI MINAJ

The video premiered Sunday night on GUESS.com after Ariana and Nicki’s performance of “Side to Side” at the VMAs. Ariana wore and introduced GUESS’ new athletic line in the music video as part of a new partnership between Republic Records and GUESS called GUESS Music.

Within less than a year, ARIANA GRANDE captured #1 on the Billboard Top 200 twice—first with her Republic Records debut Yours Truly and also with its 2014 follow-up My Everything.

Yours Truly yielded the game-changing pop smash “The Way” featuring Mac Miller, which went triple-platinum, landed in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, and seized #1 on the iTunes Overall Top Songs chart. Meanwhile, the platinum-selling My Everything garnered a Grammy Award nomination for “Best Pop Vocal Album” and spawned the six times-platinum hit “Problem.” Upon the single’s release, ARIANA became “the youngest woman to debut with over 400K sold first-week,” while the song ranked as the 5th “highest digital song debut for a female artist” and 9th highest ever. Moreover, it debuted at #1 in 85 countries, topping the iTunes Overall Top Songs and Pop Songs charts for four weeks. During release week, My Everything was #1 on Spotify as ARIANA personally rose to #1 on Billboard‘s Artists 100 chart. She also became the first woman in history and the first artist since Michael Jackson to simultaneously have three songs—“Problem,” “Break Free” featuring Zedd, and “Bang Bang” with Nicki Minaj and Jessie J—in the Top 6 of the Digital Songs Chart. “Bang Bang” went platinum and was Grammy-nominated for “Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.” By the end of the year, she landed four songs in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, the most of any artist in 2014 ARIANA has enjoyed five Hot 100 Top 10 smashes.

In 2013, she was named “Best New Artist” at the American Music Awards. Other accolades followed with ARIANA winning “Favorite Breakout Artist” at the People’s Choice Awards 2014, the “Young Influencer Award” at the iHeartRadio Music Awards, the “Radio Disney Chart Topper Award,” “Choice Female Artist” and “Choice Single” “Problem” at the 2014 Teen Choice Awards, and more. At the 2014 MTV VMAS“Problem” was named “Best Pop Video” as well. In November, ARIANA took home the award for “Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock” at the 2015 American Music Awards.

2016 sees her release her mega-anticipated third full-length album, Dangerous Woman, driven by the title track which captured #1 on both iTunes Overall Top Songs Chart and Top Pop Songs Chart minutes after release.  “Dangerous Woman” also debuted in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 earning her the distinction of becoming the first artist to debut on the chart with the lead single from her first three albums.

ABOUT NICKI MINAJ:
Grammy Award-nominated superstar Nicki Minaj continues to break records and impact pop culture at large. Her two-time platinum selling and critically lauded third full-length album, The Pinkprint, arrived at the top of both the Billboard 200 and theBillboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts, cementing her as rap’s reigning queen.
Minaj recently made history when she occupied the four top 10 spots on the Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop airplay chart, becoming the first female artist to achieve the feat. Minaj also has the most hits on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart of any female rapper in history and is number three among all female artists on the chart behind only Aretha Franklin and Taylor Swift. What’s more, 12 of her entries entered the top 10, yielding yet another record for a female rapper.

Minaj stands at the top of the pop vanguard.  To date, the global superstar has sold over 55 million singles and 5 million albums worldwide.  Minaj has also been the recipient of a bevy of awards including American Music Awards, MTV VMA’s, Billboard Awards, People’s Choice Awards, BET Awards, and many others.

A global touring phenomenon, Minaj has sold out iconic venues worldwide including London’s O2 Arena, Brooklyn’s Barclays Arena and The Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Outside of music, she has starred in films including Ice Age: Continental DriftThe Other Woman, and Barbershop 3, in addition to appearing as a judge on American Idol.

MTV Premieres Exclusive Album Stream of We Are The In Crowd’s “Weird Kids”/Altar Bar PGH 2/26

Premiere Exclusive Full “Weird Kids” Album Stream

Exclusively on MTV, here: www.WeAreTheInCrowd.mtv.com

“Weird Kids” to Release Via Hopeless Records Feb. 18th

 Pre-Order Bundles Available Here.

Best Buy Exclusive Pre-Order featuring 2 Bonus Tracks Available Here.

 

Music Video for “The Best Thing (That Never Happened)” Currently In Rotation on MTV, MTV Hits, MTV2 and mtvU.

Watch the video here: http://youtu.be/BFqtasnu7y8

“One of the Most Highly Anticipated Albums of 2014” – FUSE.tv

 

“There’s a reason we named Jardine one of the 15 Fresh Females Who Will Rule Pop In 2014…”MTV Buzzworthy

 

“…The best songs of their career.” – Substream Magazine

 

 We Are The In Crowd have premiered the full album stream of their highly anticipated sophomore LP“Weird Kids,” on MTV.com. Stream the entire album here: www.WeAreTheInCrowd.mtv.com“Weird Kids” will be released on February 18th via Hopeless Records. Album and bundle pre-orders are now available via Hopeless here:  http://hopelessrecords.com/weirdkids/. Fans can also pre-order the album through Best Buy to receive two exclusive bonus tracks here: http://bit.ly/1dwerSI. For tickets and more information about We Are The In Crowd’s US + UK Tours:   http://www.wearetheincrowd.com/tour.

 

Weird Kids,” produced by John Feldmann (The Used, Yellowcard, All Time Low, Panic! At The Disco), is WATIC’s follow-up release to their successful debut album, “Best Intentions,”which launched the band into worldwideexposure – debuting at 122 on theBillboard Top 200 and landing the band on the covers of Alternative Press and Kerrang! Magazine. The band garnered over 3 million YouTube views for their “Never Be What You Want (Acoustic)” music video, received a prestigious Kerrang! Awards nomination for Best International Newcomer in 2011, and rocked major festivals like Reading and Leeds and international tours with bands including All Time Low, Mayday Parade, Yellowcard, Never Shout Never and many more. While some bands might be content to rest on the laurels of newfound success, WATIC had no such interest, heading into the studio with more ambition than ever.

 

In the studio, Feldmann acted as a catalyst, pushing the band to step out of their comfort zone and helping them reach their full creative potential as a band. In addition to the snarky, wit that is characteristic of WATIC, Weird Kids put forth their most diverse material to date – and exposes an intimate, more personal side of Jardine that allows listeners into her world in a way they haven’t been before.

 

The Poughkeepsie, NY quintet – consisting of lead vocalist Tay Jardine, vocalist/guitarist Jordan Eckes, guitarist Cameron Hurley, bassist Mike Ferri and drummer Rob Chianelli – is back after four whirlwind years together with a determination and drive that has turned first-time listeners into diehard fans, with the aid of Jardine’s infectious attitude and spunky, quick-witted personality. She’s got the type of stage presence that drives guys crazy (in a good way) while making girls want to emulate her.

 

We Are The In Crowd just wrapped up their UK tour with Neck Deep and Save Your Breath. They kick off their North “Reunion Tour 2014” with William BeckettSet It off, State Champs and Candy Hearts on February 21st. Download a tour sampler here.

 

“I don’t know that I’ve felt this way about our other records,” says Jardine, proudly. She continues, “I’ve been proud of our band for finishing an album. I was happy we got it done. But I’m really proud of this record, and that’s not something I can say easily…I’m as happy with it as I possibly could be.”

 

For updates, please visit:

Website: http://wearetheincrowd.com/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/wearetheincrowd

Twitter:  http://twitter.com/WeAreTheInCrowd

Instagram: http://instagram.com/wearetheincrowd

Upcoming US Tour Dates

2/21 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church

2/22 – Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon

2/23 – Toronto, ON @ Virgin Mobile Mod Club

2/25 – Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop

2/26 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar

2/27 – Pontiac, MI @ The Pike Room

2/28 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge

3/01 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave Bar

3/02 – Burnsville, MN @ The Garage

3/04 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre

3/05 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre

3/06 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound

3/08 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon

3/09 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater

3/11 – Sacramento, CA @ Assembly

3/12 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill

3/14 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction

3/15 – San Diego, CA @ Soma Sidestage

3/16 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock Live

3/18 – San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit

3/19 – Dallas, TX @ HOB-Cambridge Room

3/20 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s Downstairs

3/22 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits

3/23 – Orlando, FL @ The Social

3/25 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

3/26 – Nashville, TN @ Rocketown

3/28 – Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street Club

3/29 – Vienna, VA @ Jammin’ Java

3/30 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club

4/01 – Hamden, CT @ The Space

4/02 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall

4/03 – New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre

4/04 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall

REVIEW: German rock legends The Scorpions release MTV Unplugged in Athens on Bluray, DVD, and CD

When it comes to making immaculately crafted acoustic sets that warrant repeated listens, MTV Unplugged has a nearly unparalleled track record. For a program and recording series that has spanned more than twenty years, and seen such a wide and disparate cast of talents, the show has become a cornerstone for acoustic sets. From Alice In Chains and Pearl Jam, to Led Zepplin and Kiss, to LL Cool J and Jay-Z, one thing remains the same, and that is the consistency and standard they hold to the audio quality of all of their recordings.

On the latest release, Scorpions Unplugged In Athens, MTV has stayed true to their format and delivered another high quality performance from a group of musical legends. The release, a CD-DVD combo set, is set below the stars in a gorgeous open-air amphitheatre in Athens in front of a decent sized crowd Scorpions loyalists. The band has come dynamically well equipped and full bodied to this performance, appropriating 6 additional musicians, a full 8-piece string section accompaniment from the group Strings From Heaven, as well as special guest appearances from Morten Harket, Johannes Strate, CATHE, and Dimitra Kokkori. The sound is full and rich, the quality is exceptional, and most of all the music is on point, staying true to the spirit and energy the Scorpions have been conjuring since the early seventies.

All the huge classics are here in spades: “Rock You Like a Hurricane“, “No One Like You“, “Send Me an Angel“, “Still Loving You“, and “Wind of Change“. The instrumental arrangements are dynamic and robust, doing justice to the sound that brought these German rock legends international fame and recognition. Around every corner there are visually as well as audibly interesting details that make watching worth the price of admission. For instance, the finger picking insanity at the beginning of “Speedy’s Coming”, or any of the mid-set solos illustrating the guitar chops and expertise of a lifetime of performing.

As this Unplugged album comes on the heels of the worldwide Scorpions farewell tour, it seems these guys are alive and still kicking. While they’ve had a long touring history and become heavy metal icons, it seems fitting to see a group that have been together for the better part of forty years to step into a subtler arena and do an acoustic set. Although the boys have additionally confirmed after the farewell tour that they will not be breaking up, it seems that they might be ready to step back and take some time to reflect. Overall this is an entertaining set, albeit a bit relaxed and calmed down compared to the Scorpions early catalog. A must have for any die-hard Scorpions fan.

CD review SCORPIONS "MTV Unplugged - live in Athens"

Tracklist:

1. Sting in the tail

2. Can’t live without you

3. Pictured life

4. Speedy’s coming

5. Born to touch your feelings

6. The best is yet to come

7. Dancing with the moonlight

8. In trance

9. When you came into my life

10. Delicate dance

11. Love is the answer

12. Follow your heart

13. Send me an angel

14. Where the river flows

15. Passion rules the game

16. Rock you like a hurricane

17. Hit between the eyes

18. Rock’n’roll band

19. Blackout

20. Still loving you

21. Big city nights

22. Wind of change

23. No one like you

24. When the smoke is going down

25. Where the river flows

MTV Unveils Echosmith as 2014 “Artist To Watch”

ANNOUNCES KICKOFF SHOW IN LOS ANGELES WITH ECHOSMITH, FIFTH HARMONY, JAKE MILLER, TORI KELLY AND RIXTON ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 23 AT THE HOUSE OF BLUES

 

Class of 2014 Joins The Ranks of Artists to Watch Alumni Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Zedd, Hunter Hayes, Austin Mahone and others

 

Having successfully launched artists including Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Zedd, Hunter Hayes and Austin Mahone last year, MTV today revealed the twelve artists selected for its 2014 “Artist to Watch” music discovery campaign. This year’s class features an eclectic mix of artists spanning the globe including Warner Bros. own Echosmith. The band joins fellow artists in MTV’s class of 2014 which includes Chvrches, Bastille, Danny Brown, Fifth Harmony, Jake Miller and more.

 

Launched last year, MTV’s “Artist to Watch” campaign connects fans and artists across every screen. Every two weeks, MTV will select and then feature a new “Artist to Watch” to be showcased across MTV’s various television channels (including MTV, MTV2, mtvU, MTV Hits and MTV Jams), websites/apps (including MTV.com, MTV Artists, MTV News,) and social networks (including @MTV,MTV on FacebookMTV on InstagramMTV on Tumblr). MTV will showcase exclusive content across its various channels including live performances, interviews, video rotation, song placements in shows and more.

 

To kickoff the campaign, MTV is hosting its annual “Artist to Watch” showcase at LA’s famed House of Blues on Thursday, January 23 with Echosmith, Fifth Harmony, Jake Miller, Tori Kelly andRixton hosted by Teen Wolf’s Tyler Posey. Additionally, the showcase, will be live streamed onMTV.com and sponsored exclusively by Honda. MTV will host additional “Artist to Watch” events throughout the year.

 

The “Artist to Watch” class of 2013 included Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Zedd, Hunter Hayes, Austin Mahone, The Weeknd, Jessie Ware and others. After being featured as an “Artist to Watch,” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis scored two #1 singles, and were the first artist in history to play all three MTV tentpoles (mtvU Woodies, MTV Movie Awards, MTV VMAs) in a single calendar year. They went on to win three VMAs including “Best Hip Hop Video” and “Best Video with a Social Message.”

Echosmith – Los Angeles-based alt-pop quartet, whose debut album “Talking Dreams” is out now via WBR, has been receiving early praise since the beginning of their young career.  Named one of the “100 Bands to Watch in 2013” by Alternative Press, their first single “Cool Kids” was selected as an iTunes Single of the Week, in addition to recently being one of the top 10 most viral tracks on Spotify.

 

Tickets for the “Artist to Watch” launch event will be available here.

 

For additional information on MTV’s “Artists to Watch,” please visit Artists.MTV on the web, or download the free MTV Artists app.

 

TECH N9NE and MTV Reveal an Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes Look at the Upcoming ‘Hiccup’ Music Video

New Aggressive, Instrument-Driven EP Therapy OUT NOW — Features the Musical Talents of WES BORLAND and GLASSJAW’s SAMMY SIEGLER, Produced by Legendary Rock Producer Ross Robinson (KORN, SLIPKNOT)

TECH N9NE and MTV are teaming up to reveal an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming music video for ‘Hiccup’. The video, which includes performance footage, one-on-one conversations with Tech and music video director Anthony Devera, and much more, can be viewed here at TECH N9NE’s MTV Artist page: www.mtv.com/artists/tech-n9ne/

 

The official music video for ‘Hiccup’ is scheduled for worldwide release within the next few weeks.

 

Thanks to the support of his loyal Technicians, TECH N9NE made it to the final round of TheBoomBox.com’s “Underground Kings” competition! This week, Tech is battling Immortal Technique for the win. Vote now as the current round ends tomorrow (November 20th) at 3:59PM Eastern time.

 

Before you log-off, check out CraveOnline.com’s new video interview with TECH N9NE and Therapy producer Ross Robinson here, as well as another Therapy duo interview via LA Music Blog, here.

 

On Tuesday, November 5thTECH N9NE released the highly-anticipated new Therapy EP, which features new singles ‘Hiccup’ and ‘Public School’. During its first week of release, Therapy landed within the Top 5 on both the iTunes and Amazon Hip-Hop/Rap charts. Therapy is produced by legendary rock producer Ross Robinson (Korn, Slipknot) and features top-notch musicians such as renowned metal guitarist Wes Borland and Glassjaw’s Sammy Siegler. Order your copy now via iTunes at this link!

TECH N9NE recently teamed up with world-renowned metal vocalist Serj Tankian (System Of A Down) to release their track ‘Straight Out The Gate’. Check out the music video here: http://youtu.be/t4kkzsRJObE                                          

 

Since first bursting on to the scene in 1990, TECH N9NE has risen through the ranks to become the most successful independent rapper. He’s sold over two million records, garnered universal critical acclaim, scored a gold record for the single ‘Caribou Lou’, been sought out for collaborations by everybody from Lil Wayne to Five Finger Death Punch, and packed venues worldwide. TECH’s latest studio album Something Else debuted #4 on Billboard 200 this past August, and was just named in Forbes’ Hip-Hop Cash Kings alongside Sean “Diddy” CombsDr. Dre and Jay-Z.  Forbes also gave an exclusive look into TECH N9NE and Strange Music’s indie empire in this breakout feature (check it out here).

 

 

For more information on TECH N9NE, please visit these locations:

 

Web: www.TheRealTechN9ne.com

Twitter: @TechN9ne

Facebook: www.facebook.com/therealTechN9ne

Instagram: @TheRealTechN9ne

 

MTV Documentary Series “Rebel Music” Cancelled by Viacom Due to International Pressure from Russia

Official statement from LOUNA’s management team:

 

LOUNA’s inclusion in the forthcoming MTV documentary series “Rebel Music”, set to air in November on MTV, has been cancelled by Viacom due to international pressure from Russia.  In a letter to LOUNA’s management, the producer of the MTV series, Raeshem Nijhon, expressed her disgust for the decision and explained that LOUNA’s removal from the series was the result of pressure placed upon MTV Russia from unknown sources.  The genesis of this pressure, according to her, was due to the airing on the last VMA awards of a Pussy Riot clip.

 

LOUNA’s song ‘Storming Heaven’ was selected as the title theme music for the entire documentary series.  The trailer includes images ofLOUNA’s sold out concert in Moscow in October of 2012 as well as of front woman Lousine Gevorkian.  Signs counter to Russian governmental policies can be seen in this trailer as well.  The original trailer indicated a 7-part series featuring seven countries around the world where musicians are making a stand against government oppression.  Now, however, LOUNA and the entire Russian episode has been cut.

 

This episode was described by its producer as “the crown jewel” of the documentary series, stating in an email to LOUNA’s management, “we have been forced by Viacom to replace our Russia episode with a different piece.  We haven’t been given a lot of explanation but I am speculating this is in response to major pushback Viacom experienced after showing a short Pussy Riot clip last year at the VMAs.  The irony of this situation is profoundly disturbing and I wanted to share this with you right away.  I’m truly heartbroken and incredibly disappointed.”

 

LOUNA front woman Lousine Gevorkian said of this situation, “this is just more proof of what we have been trying to tell people about for years with our music.  When we finally get an opportunity to have a worldwide forum for our situation it is clear to me that the Russian government really will do anything to hide the situation from the rest of the world that exists for us as a part of our daily lives.  This is a purely political decision that has nothing to do with music and everything about information control.”

 

More information on the band’s involvement in this documentary and this on-going situation will be disclosed when available.

 

 

LOUNA is recognized internationally as a musical voice positioned to oppose tyranny and question the world, so the enlightening message in the band’s latest single, ‘Up There’, comes as no coincidence. The music video for ‘Up There’ was premiered via VEVO earlier this month. Take a look here: http://vevo.ly/oGRIwL

 

LOUNA is currently out on their first U.S. tour with The Pretty Reckless and Heaven’s Basement. See below for all confirmed tour dates:

 

LOUNA On Tour with THE PRETTY RECKLESS & HEAVEN’S BASEMENT

10/29 – Columbus, OH, A&R Music Bar

10/30 – Pittsburgh, PA, Stage AE

10/31 – Cleveland, OH, House of Blues

11/01 – Cincinnati, OH, Bogart’s

11/03 – Washington DC, The Fillmore

 

 

No other rock group from Russia has exploded onto the music scene quite as rapidly as LOUNA. Their first English language album, Behind A Mask, was released on April 30, 2013 via Red Decade Records and MEG/RED.  Frontwoman Lousine Gevorkian was named the best female rock vocalist in Russia in February of 2013 at the annual Nashe Awards, the closest award show in Russia to the Grammy’s or American Music Awards for rock musicians. She was nominated for the same award the year before.

 

LOUNA are the most commercially successful rock band of the modern protest movement (of which Pussy Riot has become the most internationally renowned). After the release of their first EP, which lyrically focused on the many modern social problems that exist, they were quickly named the 2009 Best New Artist of the Year at the annual Russian Alternative Music Prize (RAMP) awards. They released their first album, “Let’s Get Louder” in December of 2010, selling out every venue during their first national tour of Russia supporting the album. Two singles, “Fight Club” and “Let’s Get Louder” reached #1 on the Russian radio charts, with “Fight Club” remaining in the top 10 for a record-breaking 16 weeks and also being named the 2011 Rock Song of the Year at the annual Nashe Awards. Along with this, LOUNA was nominated for Breakthrough Artist and Solo Performance of the year. “Mama,” their first single from their February 2012 album, “The Time of X”, went straight to #1 on the Russian radio charts.

LOUNA has performed on the main stage as a headliner at every major festival throughout Russia, and is almost universally considered the most in demand young rock band in all of the Russian world.  They have played in Russia with numerous international artists such as Limp Bizkit, Billy Talent, Paramore, The Killers, Bullet for My Valentine and many others.  In early 2012, they were invited to perform as one of the main headliners at the 50th-birthday concert festival honoring Russian rock legend Victor Tsoi of the band KINO, playing to audiences of over 15,000 people in both Moscow and St. Petersburg.

 

LOUNA is:

Lou Gevorkian (vocals)

Vitaly Demidenko (bass)

Rouben Kazariyan (guitar)

Sergey Ponkratiev (guitar)

Leonid “Pilot” Kinzbursky (drums)

 

For more information on LOUNA, please visit these websites:

www.lounarocks.com

www.reddecaderecords.com

 

Chevonne Announces Kickstarter Campaign Today — Fresh off NBC’s The Voice

Chevonne, the pop/rock/funk/soul scream machine has just announced her Kickstarter campaign will launch today and is live now here: http://kck.st/UIm1gR. Fresh off NBC’s “The Voice”, Season 3, it’s time for this big hair, big eyed Jersey girl to release her debut record and music video. Hands down the best Kickstarter yet, there are pledge prizes ranging from: Chevonne’s blind audition denim booty shorts from “The Voice”, a customized and signed acoustic-electric guitar used to write the debut album, a walk-on role in the music video, signed/customized microphone, and more! Make sure to support Chevonne, here: http://kck.st/UIm1gR.

Recently taking reality TV by storm on NBC’s “The Voice”, Chevonne sashayed through three rounds as a quirky underdog. She turned pop/soul megastar Cee Lo Green’s chair, as well as country bigwig Blake Shelton’s, with her sassy rendition of The Pretenders’ “Brass In Pocket” with almost 200k views here: http://bit.ly/THcqZh. Before choosing a coach, she was asked to open up about the “pain” Green heard in her voice. She admitted to the live audience-and the 15+ million viewers watching on TV-that she suffered from eating disorders and crippling insecurity, and that she channels this pain when she sings and performs. She earned nods and applause from the other two coaches, Maroon 5 frontman, Adam Levine, and Grammy-winning powerhouse singer, Christina Aguilera, before selecting Cee Lo as her coach.

As a member of Team Cee Lo, she wowed both Cee Lo and his team advisor, Matchbox 20’s Rob Thomas as she nailed rehearsals for her battle round with Avery Wilson on the David Guetta ft. Sia song “Titanium” which has over 450k views here: http://bit.ly/RVjqQy. Although Chevonne didn’t win the battle against her 17-year-old friend and teammate, she was given high praise for her risky and bold stage moves and soaring high notes. Christina Aguilera saved Chevonne with the new “coach steal” feature, applauding Chevonne for her flamboyant and exciting performance vibe.

On Team Xtina, Chevonne pushed the envelope by choosing Billy Idol’s “Dancing With Myself,” for the Knockout round, paying homage to her love of 80s rock and celebrating her ability to thrive on the show with a fun crowd-pleaser, watch it here: http://bit.ly/SvJPae. When Chevonne debuted the performance after being paired up with gospel/soul singer De’borah Garner, the crowd’s amped-up reaction was palpable. She nailed the song top to bottom, and all four coaches praised her progress and her command of the stage. Ultimately, Chevonne was sent home, but not before Christina implored the leather-clad firecracker to pursue her own original music and artistry. Christina stated, “Chevonne, you are just unafraid to go to that ledge, in all capacities, and just jump off and be like ‘this is me, take it or leave it! You were just out there, as a woman, having fun and I love that about you!” In addition, Chevonne earned countless hype from E! News, Rolling Stone, TV Guide, MTV, Huffington Post, and many more!

Before surprising audiences with her song and fashion choices on “The Voice,” Chevonne sang backup for visionary pop artist and fashion tastemaker Lady Gaga on her MonsterBall world arena tour from 2010-2011. She danced, sang, and improv’d her way through the campy, dark show, making it onto Good Morning America, Radio 1’s Big Weekend, and even HBO’s live 2-hour special taped at the Madison Square Garden performances, as well as being a part of the “Born This Way” a cappella bonus song from the MSG shows that became a viral video smash hit.

Before touring with Gaga, Chevonne spent eight months with British R&B pop Estelle, most famous for her hit “American Boy.” Tour highlights with Estelle included the World Cup in Cape Town, The Essence music festival in New Orleans, and an NYC taping of BET’s “Rising Icons” series.

Now is the time for Chevonne to use her past A-list industry experience to make what she calls her, “fiery, fun album that marries rock with soul under a glittery pop umbrella.” Her lyrics are tongue-in-cheek and catchy but never lacking in substance and universality. She’s not afraid to play with her multi-octave range and experiment with new sounds not typical of most female pop triple-threats. Chevonne is ready to bust out the gates with a continuation of the excitement she’s brought to the pop music landscape – it’ll be vibrant, badass, and of course BIG.

Chevonne has announced her Kickstarter campaign to help fund her debut album and music video. To support, please visit: http://kck.st/UIm1gR.

To purchase Chevonne’s music, please visit: http://bit.ly/XFV182.

Tour Dates:

11/21 Glossy – The Park New York, NY
12/5 Sullivan Hall New York, NY

Blackbird Blackbird Releases Limited Edition Vinyl With Origami

Blackbird Blackbird has been garnering lots of attention following the release of his new EP, ‘Boracay Planet’. MTV calls it a “glowing, dreamy world with spiraling electronic beats and gauzy vocals” while Nylon mag crowns it their “latest favorite when craving something indie-electro-dance- beachy.”

For those of you who still enjoy the feel of physical CDs and records in your hands, there’s a surprise for you! Included inside in the physical release is special origami paper, decorated with the Boracay Planet cover art! You can buy it on the Lavish Habits bandcamp lavishhabits.bandcamp.com

With this paper, you can make your own origami crane, and Blackbird Blackbird himself will show you how. The crane is a symbol of honor and loyalty makes it the perfect gift to honor Blackbird Blackbird’s loyal fans! Japanese tradition believes that a person who folds 1,000 cranes will be granted his or her greatest wish!

Learn how to put together your own crane from this instructional video with Mikey (Blackbird Blackbird) here: http://www.lavish-habits.com/origami/

Buy the Limited Edition Bundles of Boracay Planet Here

Listen To Blackbird Blackbird’s Cover of Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill” Via Work Magazine Here

THE SKIES REVOLT @ MR. ROBOTO PROJECT PITTSBURGH 10/20

Drexel University’s MAD Dragon Records (MDR) and Motion City Soundtrack are pleased to announce the fifth release of the Making Moves series, The Skies Revolt. Making Moves features a series of 7 inch releases by emerging artists, produced and curated by members of Motion City Soundtrack. The Making Moves series is released jointly on MAD Dragon Records and Motion City Soundtrack’s recently launched record label, The Boombox Generation. The alternative-rock quartet, known as The Skies Revolt, will be releasing their Making Moves 7-inch on October 23rd. This release will contain two single tracks on 7-inch vinyl, as well as a bonus track released with the digital package.

Consisting of David Prindle (vocals/guitar/electronics), Jarred Irby (bass/vocals), Bobby Dowell (guitar/vocals), and Eli DenBesten (drums/vocals), The Skies Revolt have been redefining the alternative rock genre with their quirky blend of indie sound, catchy electronics, and aggressive, pumping beats. This unique sound, which has been described as joyful indie-rock exuberance, has garnered attention from Fuse, Much Music, MTV, Pandora Radio, and more, with appraisal for the first single off the band’s recent self released LP, Some Kind Of Cosmonaut. The band further demonstrates their uniqueness with their “Choose Your Own Adventure” videothat follows the band through the woods after their bus has broken down, allowing the fans to choose each step along the way.

OCTOBER 20TH | MR. ROBOTO PROJECT | PITTSBURGH, PA

The Skies Revolt’s upcoming release for the Making Moves series, which is supported in part by the Kal & Lucille Rudman Institute for Entertainment Industry Studies at Drexel University, will consist of three new unique tracks from the Grand Rapids, Michigan band. Josh Cain and Justin Pierre, guitarist and vocalist of Motion City Soundtrack, produced the tracks along with Drexel’s Music Industry Program alumnus, Dave Petit and Justin Chapman engineering the sessions. Cain, of MCS, discovered the band from a twitter post asking fans to send over their favorite bands at the time. Cain sifted through hundreds of bands before coming across, and falling for, The Skies Revolt.

The Skies Revolt’s Making Moves release opens with “For Your Health”, a drum-heavy track peppered with blasts of distorted guitar chords and haunting synth lines. The second song of the release, “Green Dress: In A Sense”, has a lighter feel to it – it includes a random burst of rhythmic clapping as well as a bubbly synthesizer melody that makes itself known throughout the track. “Germaine Throws It Up”, the final track, is the most electronic of the three. From the synthesizer’s immediate prominence to the verses’ staccato vocals, The Skies Revolt creates a robotic feel while still incorporating the more human rock elements, demonstrating exactly what it is that makes their music so distinctive.

Prindle states, “Working with Josh and Justin was awesome, they took us in and showed us a lot of new tricks within recording. It was really a great experience over all and we are really excited that they and MAD Dragon Records are making it possible to put out our first vinyl.”

The Skies Revolt will be touring the US during fall 2012 to support the October 23rd release of Making Moves on 7-inch vinyl and digital download. For more information on the band, please visit: http://www.theskiesrevolt.com.

Tour Dates
September 27 The Black Sheep Cafe Springfield, IL
September 29 Indie Rock Invitational Grand Haven, MI
October 19 Take Hold Church Grand Rapids, MI
October 20 Mr. Roboto Project Pittsburgh, PA
October 24 Lit Lounge New York, NY
October 25 Dock Street Staten Island, NY
October 28 Deep South the Bar Raleigh, NC
November 2 Gallery 13 Columbus, GA
November 7 Plush St. Louis, MO
November 8 Hannibal-LaGrange University Hannibal, MO
November 14 Bears Shreveport, LA
November 15 Head Hunters Austin, TX
November 16 Ten Eleven San Antonio TX

The 5th Annual ROCKAPALOOZA Festival

The 5th annual

    ROCKAPALOOZA

festival, presented by Monster Energy and Quality Dairy, has added 12 Stones to the already impressive line-up on the Monster Energy main stage. Also, the festival has added I See Stars to the National Guard Stage, making for a well-rounded concert experience. ROCKAPALOOZA will take place this year on Saturday, June 23rd 2012 and features six stages. The Monster Energy main stage also features headliners Puddle of Mudd, and opening acts Saliva, Rehab, We Came As Romans, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, and Emphatic—just to name a few. The National Guard Stage also includes Sore Eyes, Otherwise, and more. See below for the line-ups for the additional stages featuring the likes of Bobaflex, Coolio, Afroman, and many more. ROCKAPALOOZA is also sponsored by the National Guard, Verizon Wireless, Budweiser, and Q106 FM.

ROCKAPALOOZA recently announced that Bam Margera and Brandon Novak of MTV’s JACKASS will be hosting this year’s event! Aside from both being well-recognized professional skateboarders, Bam is known for his two additional MTV shows, Viva La Bam and Bam’s Unholy Union, as well as several other projects. Brandon is a frequent guest on these shows, as well as on Bam’s Sirius XM radio show, Radio Bam on Faction.

The advance price of tickets for this year’s ROCKAPALOOZA is $30, while day of show tickets cost $35. All children under the age of 10 are admitted free, and the event is ALL AGES. This year, Jam Heads Party Deck passes are just $100 and include half off discounts on beer and food, free Monster Energy Drink, a meet and greet with Puddle of Mudd, Rehab, and Sore Eyes, and features a shaded area with seating. For regular attendees, Budweiser is offering $1 drafts from 10am-12pm. Doors open at 10am.

The festival will also host a free pre-party concert on Friday, June 22nd at the fairgrounds featuring headliners Mushroomhead and openers Sore Eyes. The free concert is also ALL AGES and doors open at 6pm.

Bands that have performed at ROCKAPALOOZA in the past include Sevendust, Crossfade, OTEP, Silverstein, Smile Empty Soul, and more. Past hosting and appearance duties have gone to Pauly Shore, Big Black and Bam Bam of MTV’s Rob & Big, and Big Cat from MTV’s Fantasy Factory. Last year, over 8,000 people attended the festival.

You can purchase tickets online now at www.etix.com
Main Stage Bands (Monster Energy Stage)
Headliner: Puddle of Mudd
Saliva
Rehab
We Came As Romans
Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
12 Stones
Emphatic
Lifeline Revolution
Sunset Villians
Nation of Wealth
Blackened Earth
Jet City Vega
Bet Me I’m Lying
Airsickness
Seeking Seven

2nd Stage Bands (National Guard Stage)
I See Stars
Sore Eyes
Otherwise
Rotation
Riven
It Lies Within
Hollow Drive
Cyanide Sunrise
Ballz Deluxe
Fall of Eleven
Circus Asylum
Throwing Gravity
The Elder Beer Men
Lima OH (Battle of the Bands Winner)

3rd Stage Bands (Revolver Electronic Cigarettes Stage)
Bobaflex
Breaking Paradox
Killjay
Myths and Legends
The Scars Heal In Time
Ionia
Ghosts of August
Second Season
Blind Reflection
Barefoot Breakdown
Beyond the Shadows
The Get Bye
Thee Unknown

4th Stage Bands
Coolio
Afroman
Deveraux
Distand Decend
I’m William Cutting
10 Gauge Rage
Tisk Tisk
Mockingbird
Shock Wave
Dismember the Fallen
Fire in the Sky
Violet Void
Lima OH (Battle of the Band Winner)

5th Stage Bands (Live Loud & Local Blue Print Artist Development Stage)
Fallen Captive
Jay Mel
Know Lyfe
Autumn Burning
Black Valor
Mind Pulp
Erasing Never
TrakBlazas
KyLyNtae
Through The Ashes
Beat To Quarters
Nazareth
Last Savior Of God
Helix Reign
Summer Soulstice
Alternant Resonant
Angelo
The Everyday Losers
Ice Possible
Silo
Downcore

Hosted by: DJ Chuck Lew

6th Stage Bands (Avenue Billiards Music Room Stage)
Underneath It All
Mindrought
Boys of Fall
Fear the Fallen

Featuring special guest bartender Dennis Haskins (known as Mr. Belding of “Saved by the Bell” fame).
For more information about the 5th annual ROCKAPALOOZA festival, please visit:

www.rockapalooza.net
http://www.facebook.com/RockapaloozaFestival